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smoking a chicken

post #1 of 8
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I am smoking a chicken today. Haven't done one since last summer and can't remember how long it will take. It has been brined. It weighs 4.5 pounds.

dmack
post #2 of 8
@250.....it will take 4hrs.....165 internal temp. give or take some time to temp fluctuation
post #3 of 8
of course your skin will remain rubbery at that smoking temp. I usually do 275º for around 2 1/2 hours, then pop the temp up to 325º for the last hour. This will crisp up the skin for you some. I actually go to 175º internal. My wife wants her chicken DONE !!PDT_Armataz_01_35.gif
post #4 of 8
The few that I have done I've smoked at 250 for approx 3-3 1/2 hrs (depending on weight) until internal temp is 155 in the thickest part of the breast. Then I crank it up to approx 300-325 degrees to crisp up the skin (which usually takes about an hour). I then pull it at 165 and foil it for 20-30 minutes. However, if you pull it at this temp you will have a real juicy chicken, but if you don't like seeing 'red' juice you might pull it at 175 and then foil.

Hope this helps. Good luck and happy eating!

Best,
Trout
post #5 of 8
Exactly! Well put.
post #6 of 8
4 - 5 hours smokin at 250° ta a breast internal a 170°.
post #7 of 8
what flash says-he a chicken wiz.
post #8 of 8
Personelly I cook it to about 165 in the breast. Or 170 in the thigh. Time may differ due to weigh but 3-4 hours.
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